The law firm of Curtin & Heefner LLP is proud to announce the Women Lawyers Division of the Bucks County Bar Association presented the Harriet M. Mims Award to partner, Maureen Burke Carlton, Esq., at its annual dinner in December. The award recognizes Carlton’s professional strength and integrity, as well as her leadership among both peers and aspiring young attorneys. Given to outstanding women attorneys, the award is named after the first woman member of the Bucks County Bar Association and first woman judge in Bucks County, Harriet Mims.

Among several colleagues nominating Carlton is recipient of the 2012 Harriet M. Mims Award, Bonnie Stein, Esq., of Curtin & Heefner. “Maureen is highly deserving of this award. Her work ethic and dedication to the community is impeccable.” Also nominating Carlton were Kyong Ha Growney, Esq., Charissa Liller, Esq., and Theresa Golding, Esq.

Award-recipient Carlton focuses on commercial and real estate law, including financing, zoning, leases, tax appeals, and land use. Carlton has over 30 years of experience advising sellers, buyers, and lenders in complex real estate and zoning/land use matters in Bucks County and the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. She also represents banking and financial institutions in commercial financing transactions. Carlton’s charitable, community, and civic involvement includes work with the Bucks County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Board of Bucks County Opportunity Council, and the Bucks County Historical Society.